Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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LearningChain is an online platform for educational institutions to issue tamper proof and instantly verifiable digital certificates based on Blockchain Technology.
A BlockChain is a digital ledger of transactions maintained by a network of computers in a way that makes it difficult to hack or alter.
The growing list of records, called blocks, is linked together using cryptography. Each transaction is independently verified by peer-to-peer computer networks, time-stamped and added to a growing chain of data. Once recorded, the data cannot be altered.
While issuing certificates, sharing academic reports and in verification process there may be high chances of fraudulent activities, creating fake certificates, delays in certificate verification process resulting in damage to institute brand, student future and loss of time.
LC helps institutions to issue BlockChain based digital certificates which are immutable and cannot be forged, also it can be instantly verifiable worldwide eradicating fake certificate system.
How does Blockchain make my documents tamper proof?
As the data is not stored in single server, it’s highly impossible to get consent from all nodes in BlockChain to tamper with data.
Institution admin will upload scanned copies of certificates in PDF format in their LearningChain portal, system will create a unique Hash value for the data and recorded into a unique QR Code, by scanning LC generated QR code, verifier will be able to get content of the original document and cross check it with the submitted document.
When user scans the QR code, it should allow the user to access information instantly – hence why it’s called a Quick Response code. QR code technology has no type of security flaws, and one cannot hack it.
Security concerns are with the stored data on QR code when a user scans it.
In a Normal QR Code, the security risks that people often associate with, do not origin from QR code technology instead from the final destination (URL Page, information stored, records) of each code, third parties might hack the web page, link up malicious software, or steal data, there remains a risk that the data in the QR codes can get manipulated.
Whereas In Blockchain based QR Code at the time of generation of the QR code, the system puts a unique hash value into the QR code, when the user scans the QR code to access the information or data, the system first cross-checks the hash value in the QR code. It compares the hash value of the QR code to the hash value of the BlockChain. If it matches, only then can the user access it. It makes the entire system incorruptible, immutable. The fact is once there is a hash value in the QR codes, nobody can even touch it.
Certificates generated based on BlockChain technology, which are tamperproof, immutable.
You need to generate new QR code for altered document to get it valid for verification.
Usually in manual verification process it costs both staff hours and time delays for the institution, whereas in LC certificate verification process it can be instantly verified by uploading the key file and original document in seconds.
No, as of now we allow only PDF formats.
For Lifelong the data will be on BlockChain network
We can say YES, with the help of API it can be integrated, but need to commit only after validating technical details of your application.
No it will not have access and records client data.
DIGILOCKER is built of Centralized architecture for data storage and verification process storing user data on central server, during verification the user data is exposed through various APIs and can be hacked by over-smart users.
LearningChain is Decentralized in nature and uses multiple nodes to record the information, until it get consent from all the nodes its highly impossible to tamper the data, no fear of central database server failures.
Students will get QR codes on their Email Id and also in their Mobile Digital Wallet, they can share it easily using social media links directly from LearningChain Digital Wallet.
Institutions with special interest for student’s future are providing Blockchain based Digital Certificates to get them easily sharable, in-turn students are sharing their credentials on social media platforms make institution name more visible and expanding its reach.
No, once the certificate is uploaded and pushed to BlockChain network it will be there for lifelong. Only first time institution need to pay for it.